FIRE BY NIGHT
By Glenn H. Jackson
"Reflections Upon Reflections" [of The Father's Heart]
...."You, in Your great compassion, did not forsake them in the wilderness; The pillar of cloud did not leave them by day,
to guide them on their way, or the pillar of fire by night, to light for them the way in which they were to go".... Nehemiah 9:19 NASB
THE IMPORTANCE OF "HONORING"
Words of prophecy:
*----It is impossible for My people to "honor" [or please] Me apart from faith [Love] and obedience.
...."for those who honor Me I will honor, and those who despise Me will be lightly esteemed".... 1 Samuel 2:30 NASB
....Honor the LORD from your wealth and from the first of all your produce".... Proverbs 3:9 NASB
...."By faith Enoch was taken up so that he would not see death;
and he was not found because God took him up; for he obtained the witness that before his being taken up he was pleasing to God. And WITHOUT FAITH it is impossible to please [Him,] for he who comes to God must believe that He is and [that] He is a rewarder
of those who seek Him".... Hebrews 11:5-6 NASB
"flattery" - excessive, insincere praise;
...."But just as we
have been approved by God to be entrusted with the glad tidings [the Gospel of the Kingdom], so we speak not to please men but to please God, Who tests our hearts [expecting them to be approved]. For as you well know, we never resorted either to words of flattery
or to any cloak to conceal greedy motives or pretexts for gain, [as] God is our witness"....1 Thessalonians 2:4-5 The Amplified Translation
The attempt to honour men
before first having honoured the Father and His Word [through an abiding faith, love and obedience] is "flattery" - and is rooted and grounded in fear, self-serving and idolatry.
Prayer of Proclamation:
Father, we thank You and praise You that You have raised us up a people who seek to honor You above all else - and at all times. And we declare it DONE [on an ongoing basis],
in the Name of Jesus - to Your greatest Glory. Amen.